Loukas finishes eighth in 3-meter springboard

Former Indiana diver Christina Loukas placed eighth in the 3-meter springboard finals at the Olympics. The release from IU athletics follows.

Loukas Places 8th on 3-Meter at Olympic Games

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University graduate and former Hoosier diver wrapped up her 2012 Olympic Games with an eighth-place finish on the 3-meter springboard Sunday at the Aquatics Centre.

Loukas finished the 12-person final with a score of 332.10, improving upon her ninth-place finish at the 2008 Games in Beijing. China went 1-2 with Wu Minxia winning gold (414.00) and teammate He Zi silver (379.20). Mexico’s Laura Sanchez Soto took home the bronze medal (362.40), just two-tenths of a point ahead of Italy’s Tania Cagnotto.

Loukas is the fourth Hoosier diver to compete at multiple Olympics. She joins Leslie Bush (1964, 68), Cynthia Potter (1972, 1976) and Sara Reiling-Hildebrand (2000, 2004).